Gneiss in Bodo
As I read your Bodo entry and saw your pictures and description of the rock types you were seeing, it joggled my brain. I live in North Carolina, at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. We're both seeing the same mountain range with only a slight gap where the Atlantic Ocean opened up 180 million years ago. The Appalachian Trail has even been officially extended into Ireland, Scotland, Norway, and Sweden as the International Appalachian Trail. I'm always telling my Earth Science classes how the mountains in our state are a part of the mountains you are working in, and now I have a real life connection to illustrate it! This is great! The regional structures near Glomfjord also show up well on Google Earth.
Have a great time under the glacier - sounds like a really great project.
Hey, that joggled my brain too. That is a great connection which I will steal in my classroom.... Here is another Appalachian tidbit,... if you saw the movie "Song Catcher" you can learn about the connection of the English folk songs and Appalachian music, well worth watching.
thanks, I will keep the mountain range on my mind. mike